One of my favorite places to spend time on the web is Elephant Journal. If you haven't checked it out before please head over once you are finished reading this post. There are tons of articles about many different topics. One of my favorite yogi's (Kathryn Budig) is a contributor to this website.
Anyways.. Earlier this week I stumbled upon Marylee's post 24 Things: The Autumn Surrender. Four times a year Marylee goes through a 24 day cleanse of her life. Every day for the 24 days she gets rid of/gives away something that she no longer needs. After reading her blog it was made clear to me that what you're giving away doesn't have to be a physical item. It's about cleansing your life, letting go of old, possibly destructive habits. Opening space in your heart, mind and home to new dreams and goals.
There has been a lot going on in my life for the past two months (which I haven't decided as to whether or not I will be sharing on here) and this cleanse feels like it's the perfect thing for me right now. I feel like I need to let go of what is holding me back in life and create room and an environment for good things to come in. Therefore I have decided to participate in this challenge. From October 1st to October 24th I will be letting go of something every day. I will try to post every day about what I have let go of but I'm not sure what the next few weeks will bring. Please bare with me as I might just do some recaps along the way.
If you are interested in de-cluttering your life and want to participate in the Autumn Surrender here are some deets:
How to begin:
Day one: focus on what you want to call into your life, write it down in a journal or post it to a dream wall.
Try to keep it positive. Instead of writing “I want to lose 20 pounds”
you might say, “I want a healthier, lighter body that allows me to live
with more freedom.
The 24 Things experience allows us to call in what serves our highest
potential as the clutter in our lives, hearts and minds falls away.
1: No purchases for the next 24 days. You can only buy necessities. If
you see something you want, start a list. If, at the end of the 24 days,
you still desire it, then go on and splurge. Chances are you wont even
remember what it was you wanted.
2: ONE THING each day. Focus on letting go of one item or group of items
each day. A daily practice retrains the mind, redirects the your subtle
energy, and establishes a new way of thinking.
Resist the urge to pick 24 items and dump them in the first week.
3: Every day you will either nourish something that serves your highest good or let go of something that hinders it.
For more information please go to Marylee's website.